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A Place to Remember


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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; Note on money, measurement and terminology; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Monumental errors: debating Victoria's Shrine; 2. Founding memory: seizing a place in the city; 3. Raising up an icon: the making of a memorial; 4. Shifting ground: the contested landscapes of the Shrine; 5. 'The heart of Melbourne': journeys to the Shrine; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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This book charts the Shrine's history from the first fatalities of the Gallipoli landing to the present day.

About the Author

Bruce Scates is the Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University.


'Energetic research applied to an unusually wide range of questions about the making of an institution; scrupulous and imaginative scholarship; due respect and exemplary candour. This book has the pleasures of both familiarity and unfamiliarity. Visually, too, it's a treat with rich and well captioned illustrations woven into the eloquent text. An admirable achievement.' Ken Inglis, Australian National University and author of Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape

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